Irene Francis Kibble

Irene Francis Kibble

Irene Kibble (nee Goulding) passed away at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C., on June 28, 2016, at 92 years of age. Born in Holland, Manitoba, on August 3, 1923, Irene is survived by her sons John (Donna) Kibble and Donald (Mo) Kibble; daughter Patricia (Leo) Stroesser; foster son Colin (Margaret) Johnston; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Irene was predeceased by her husband, George Kibble of Kamloops, B.C.

Irene worked as a sales clerk at Woodward’s and at Hudson’s Bay Stores. She was involved in many community activities in the Lower North Thompson valley, and in later years attended numerous activities at Ponderosa Lodge.

She enjoyed tending her gardens in Aspen Park and holding huge family gatherings at Christmas time, birthdays and other occasions.

We have good memories of Irene participating in North Thompson. Valley Fall Fair exhibits, and in later years she became a flea market maniac! Her hands were always busy knitting, harvesting, canning or cooking.

Irene’s most cherished times were vacationing in Hawaii with her husband George. After he passed in 1987, she continued this experience with many friends, and later with her daughter Patricia. Irene made friends wherever she went.

A gathering to celebrate the life of Irene Kibble will be held at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Coffee and tea will be provided. Interment in the family plot in Hillside Cemetery will take place at a later date.

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